Archive for the ‘Teaching Tips’ Category

Pass your Microteaching – Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

If you have decided to gain a recognised qualification and enrolled onto the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, you’ll know that in order to complete everything successfully you have not only to submit some assignments, but also to deliver a microteaching session. But what is a microteaching session and how can you ensure to pass it?


Technology in the Classroom – Nearpod

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

We live in a time and age when most people seem to be glued to their devices. The truth is that we cannot get away from technology, which seems to be infiltrating every aspect of our lives. It is no wonder then, that teachers are nowadays expected to adapt their approach to the new digital era. Ofsted inspectors would proudly use phrases like “evidence of innovative use of technology” in their reports. This urges schools to loosen the purse strings to purchase iPads, Smart Boards, premium accounts to access educational resources like Glogster EDU, Storybird, Bitstrips or Nearpod, and teachers to open their mind and sharpen their skills in using these. There is a wide range of applications out there that all promise a better learning experience, more interesting lessons, less paperwork and happier students.


How to Gain Teaching Confidence

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The long-awaited moment has arrived. You enter the classroom, everyone’s eyes are on you and suddenly, a bright spotlight tracks you around the room. You stand there, unable to move, your mouth as dry as a desert, articulating incomprehensible sounds which soon appear distant and distorted to you. You start feeling dizzy and the colour of your face changes rapidly: at first it is so red that it would be the envy of a ripe tomato, and then you are as white as a sheet. The only sound you can hear is your heart pounding in your chest…


Getting to Grips with Lesson Planning

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Why Plan a Lesson?

Imagine being the captain of a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. You know the name of the idyllic island you have to reach and your responsibility is to ensure the passengers arrive safely and have a good time on the way there. A teacher is like a captain: they have to use ‘navigation tools’, develop good and detailed ‘maps’ to navigate the vast sea of knowledge, (more…)

Your Career in Teaching

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Teaching is rightly considered an attractive career and a respected profession, there are various ways to start your career in teaching. (more…)